Are the days getting shorter already? Time is just slipping by and here it is nearly time for school to begin and time for another month of The Write-Away Contest. Still up for it? Well this month's topic is a little different, I'm calling for submissions that have to do with collecting. Posts about your collections, things you've collected, what you wish you'd collected in the past--serious or funny, however you'd care to tackle this. I want to see what gets you excited and scampering to ebay.
If you'd like to participate, here are the rules:
1. Write a post or find one in your archives about collecting, collections or a collection of yours. Email your post's permalink to me at: scribbit at gmail.com any time through Wednesday August 22nd. If you fail to meet the August 22nd deadline I will still happily publish the link to your post and include it in the list of entries but it will not be judged. I reserve the right to reject submissions if they fail to meet the topic or if they contain objectionable content.
2. Publish a link to the contest page here at Scribbit in either your entry post or in a separate post.
3. Check back here on Friday August 24th when I will post a complete list of the entries along with the Write-Away Winner and any honorable mentions our judge sees fit to award.
Our guest judge this month is Jenn from Something to Say who has collected plenty of stories about her life in the Netherlands and plenty of Write-Away Contest awards both as a winner and as a runner-up/honorable mention. Jenn's a mom and a wife, has a funny sense of humor and is an excellent writer who gives great peeps of her life on the other side of the world (at least it's the other side from here).
This month's prize is a t-shirt from Anchorage's famous Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria (where I tend to collect pounds). If you ever come to Anchorage you'll have to stop by and try their food--it'll be the only time you'll get gourmet pizza and homemade cream soda served by an waiter sporting dreadlocks and tattoos. I think it's part of their hiring process, getting one's very own dreadlocks--easier than a hair net evidently.
But anyway, Moose's Tooth is probably the coolest restaurant in town, I would recommend trying the wild mushroom pizza with Denali sauce or the veggie sandwich--I'm a walking menu and could recite the whole thing on demand. The t-shirts come in long or short sleeves, tie die or plain blue or black. You can see the store here. You can pick your favorite and I'll have it shipped to your door. Pizza is extra.
But besides this the winner and all runners-up or honorable mentions (I leave that up to the judge to award them) will also get to take home this attractive Write-Away Winner button which he or she may display in their sidebar if they wish.
And in a side note--can you believe it? I've had a tragedy of Major Proportions occur. I accidentally deleted my entire list of RSS feeds. All 200+ gone like that. I'm having to slowly replace them but have to go back through my comments to do so. If you haven't left a comment in a while please do so so I can remember to add you back on my list. I'm a klutz, what can I say?
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